Hackers Gained Access To Passwords, Names, E-Mail Addresses, Birth Dates

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The personal data of more than 50 million LivingSocial customers may have been compromised when the daily deals Web site was hacked this week.

All customers were advised to change their passwords when the hack was announced Friday. A notice remained up on the LivingSocial Web site Saturday.

LivingSocial has also reset customer passwords on its own, but it was not clear whether all of the passwords were reset or if it was just customers who were affected by the hack, according to a CNET report.

An internal e-mail obtained by AllThingsD.com said the hackers made off with names, e-mail addresses, birth dates and encrypted passwords for what looks like the vast majority of LivingSocial costumers, CNET reported.

But LivingSocial said merchant and customer financial data such as credit card numbers were affected. Credit card information is stored separately from the information that was compromised, CNET reported.

LivingSocial would not provide additional information to CNET about the attacks.

The latest hack comes in the wake of several other high-profile breaches, affecting companies including Evernote, Zappos, and LinkedIn, CNET reported.

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